I just got the gifts from my inlaws last night for the girls. And since I could tell by the packaging it wasn't anywhere near what I had told them was on the acceptable list, i peaked. Yes, and I am ashamed to say that both of the girls saw me But the first thing which wasn't wrapped was two toy lanterns that have candy attached and the first thing that my oldest said was "We can't eat that candy can we?" We feingold, they, inlaws, know this, and no they can't eat the candy: And then it looks like they both got hats and scarfs. That would be fine, I know it says I am in the bitter cold, but that is just compared to what I am used to. My girls have adjusted to our weather, i just haven't They don't wear hats and scarfs, they are wearing a light jacket and that is all. AND I bought them two pairs of hats and scarfs, one inside and one for the car when we got here. THEY HAVE NO NEED for more!!!! And I mentioned something to them, a really cute sweet purse that folds out with a fairy. http://www.motherhues.com/id73.htm that. I wanted something they could bring to my midwife apt and I have braces and they come to those apts with me also. Well, they got my older dd a art desk thingie, which again would be fine if she didn't already have a full desk, they have seen this desk, and the got my youngest a magnetic alphabet/numbers desk thingie. I really think they were trying to get something that they could bring, but the thing with the purse small, lightweight, not many pieces, and THEY carry it. There is no way they could carry either of these things. And we are trying to get rid of all plastic cheap toys. The magnetic thing says 99 pieces!!! I am sorry, but how does anyone think that 99 pieces is a good thing? I am sure it probably says something on there about not for under 3, my dd is 2, and we are having a baby. You don't get choking hazards for kids with babies coming. If they ask me, or tell me that they got those to take to the apts, i am flat out saying that they are too big and too heavy for the girls to carry. It is a rule that they can bring what they want as long as they can carry it. I am not changing it because of these gifts. Sorry, i am very angry and I couldn't vent to my dh last night, he had to work, so ya'll get it Sorry again. I just don't understand why they couldn't see the list and say, oh, they want this this and this and just get it. My husband actually just told his mom, like a month ago, that I was decluttering and had taken like 4 boxes to goodwill and 2 bags of garbage out. And that it included a lot of the girls toys that they don't play with. I don't understand people, I really don't.
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12/22/06 at 12:04pm